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Board of Pardons

Overseeing all of Delaware's Pardons, Reprieves, Commutations of Sentence, and Executive Clemency.





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Psychiatric or Psychological Examinations Required by 11 Delaware Code § 4362

An incarceration for the following offenses or an incarceration for the attempt to commit any of the following offenses requires a psychiatric or a psychological examination prior to an appearance before the Board of Pardons (See Rule 9 of the Rules of the Board of Pardons): An Act Causing Death (Subpart B of Subchapter II […]

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Procedure for Filing a Pardon Application

A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical fact of the conviction from the state’s official arrest and conviction records; […]

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Getting Started

What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical fact […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical […]

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How to Apply for an Expungement

If you have been convicted of a crime as an adult and have already served time for that crime, you must first apply for a pardon. If you have been granted a pardon or you have been acquitted, the charge was dismissed, or a nolle prosequi was entered, you must contact the State Bureau of […]

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How to Apply for a Commutation

A commutation is a reduction of sentence for a person who is currently incarcerated. A commutation does not eliminate the consequences of a conviction but only reduces the time served or changes the terms of release specified in the initial sentence. To apply for a commutation, follow the instructions given in the Board of Pardons […]

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Forms

Pardon Forms: Pardon Application Packet (Contains all of the Pardon forms listed below) Pardons Checklist Pardons Application Criminal History Review Form Narrative Description of Offenses (Summary) Affidavit of Mailing Request a Hearing by Telephone due to Hardship   Commutation Forms: Commutation Application Packet (Contains all of the Commutation forms listed below) Commutation Checklist Commutation Application […]

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About the Board of Pardons

The Board of Pardons makes recommendations to the Governor for pardons, reprieves, commutations of sentence, and executive clemency. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures and to grant reprieves, commutations of sentence and pardons, except in cases of impeachment, upon the recommendation in writing of a majority of the Board of Pardons […]

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